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I have one server standard 2003 and want to setup another another server 2003 standard as a failover in case the first server stops.
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are you intending to setup a cluster to achieve automatic failover?

note: standard edition does not support clustering.

what type of data/applications do you intend to protect and perform failover?
you may have to opt for third-party high-availability software like Xosoft.
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The servers will host their main program Business Craft and HMail server. I just need a solution so if one server fails, the other one will be a duplicate to keep them running.
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Hey,

Just to reiterate what "itprotocall" said, if your building a multinode cluster you need to use Server 2003 Enterprise or Data-Center Edition.
Some SAN storage would be useful too.

Cheers

Michael
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i would suggest accept comment 24304702 as solution.
 
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